he felt he could be himself when he wore his elephant mask

The original drawing is SOLD available (ink & watercolour, 8x10 inches).

Sometimes it's easier to be ourselves when no one can see us, which would explain why we're more likely to sing in the shower than anywhere else. Sometimes it's liberating to play a role, to be a character.

Our avatars online are like masks. Mine is a drawing of a guy with antlers. Do I have antlers in real life? Last I time checked, nope. Am I myself online? Sort of. I show a part of me, not all sides of my personality.

When we are at work we want to show our professional side, not our goofy or party-animal or dark side. Maybe these masks makes life a bit more manageable. 

In any case, identity is one of those topics I will always find fascinating.

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